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Why Your Orchard Needs Bat Exclusion Netting?

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In this blog post, we'll discuss why bat exclusion netting is the best way to get rid of bats in your orchard, and how to choose and install it properly.
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Introduction:

If you’re a farmer or business owner with an orchard, then you know that bats can be a huge problem. Not only are they annoying, but they can also do serious damage to your crops. In this blog post, we’ll discuss why bat exclusion netting is the best way to get rid of bats in your orchard, and how to install it properly.

Fruit Bats what you need to know:

Fruit bats are a type of bat that feeds on fruit. They’re found all over the world, and they’re particularly fond of tropical fruits like bananas, mangoes, and papayas. While they can be beneficial to some farmers (they help spread pollen and seed), they can also be a serious nuisance. In large numbers, they can strip an entire crop in a single night.

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Bat Eating Figs

Bats are a nuisance in orchards and farms.

They can eat the fruit, damage the crops, and even spread diseases.

Bats compete for food with other animals

Such as birds that eat insects, when they eat in the orchard during the day. This can lead to a decrease in the quality of the fruit. They can also contaminate the fruit with their droppings, which can contain diseases that are harmful to humans.

bat eating mango
Bat Eating Mangos

For these reasons, it’s important to get rid of bats in your orchard as soon as possible. The best way to do this is with bat exclusion

Bats cause property damage as they find refuge in attics and other parts of buildings.

As bats find refuge in attics and other parts of buildings, they can do a lot of damage to your property. They can chew through insulation, tear up walls, and sometimes even cause structural damage to the house itself.

Bat
Bat

Bats carry diseases that affect people, pets, and livestock

These diseases can be harmful to humans, such as rabies. Rabies is a serious disease that can be transmitted to humans through contact with bat saliva or other body fluids. Bats can also carry other diseases, such as histoplasmosis and lyssavirus. These diseases can be deadly, so it’s important to get rid of bats.

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Bat

Bats are protected by law in many countries because they control insects

This means that it’s illegal to kill them or harm them in any way. In some cases, you may be able to get a permit to remove bats from your property, but this is usually only done in cases where they’re causing damage or posing a threat to human health.

Bats Traped by the Nets
Bats Traped by the Nets

For this reason, it is best to choose bat nets with a mesh diameter of less than 5mmx5mm, these nets both prevent fruits from bats and protect other small animals from being trapped by the net.

mesh size of the bat netting
Mesh Size of the Bat Netting not Harm Animals

What is bat exclusion netting?

Bat exclusion netting is a type of barrier that prevents bats from entering your orchard.
It’s made of sturdy nylon or polyethylene, so it will last for years.
These materials are non-toxic and environmentally friendly and harmless to fruit and wildlife.

Bat Netting
Bat Netting

It’s a long-term solution that will protect your crops and property from damage.

EyouAgro bat exclusion netting is made of high-quality HDPE material. It has a fine mesh that can keep out bats and other small animals. The netting is also UV-resistant, so it won’t fade or become brittle over time.

Common Bat Netting on the market 

  1. Hexagon Mesh Bat Netting
  2. Diamond Mesh Bat Exclusion Netting
  3. Triangle Mesh Anti Bat Netting
  4. Rectangle Mesh Bat Net
    EyouAgro has an even better solution for Bat netting for orchards – Rectangle Mesh Bat Net.
    This anti-bat net solves some of the disadvantages of other types of nets.
    Because this design of the bat net, with its small mesh and high strength, thus ensures the Rectangle Mesh bat netting protects against bats without causing them any harm.
    They do not die as a result of being entangled in the net.
    Studies have proven that bat-proof nets with mesh smaller than 5mmx5mm can prevent other animals from being trapped in the net.
    So it serves both to protect the fruit from bats and to avoid damage to the bats themselves.
Bat Exclusion Netting
EyouAgro Rectangle Bat Exclusion Netting

How to install bat exclusion netting?

Installing bat exclusion netting is a simple process.

First, you’ll need to purchase the right type of netting. There are a few different types of bat mesh fabric on the market, so make sure you choose one that’s made of high-quality materials.

Once you have the right type of netting, you’ll need to measure the area where you want to install it.

 Installation Bat Netting
Installation Bat Netting

After you’ve measured the area, you’ll need to cut the netting to size.

Once you have the netting cut to size, you’ll need to attach it to something sturdy.

You can use zip ties, screws, or clips to attach the netting.

Bat Netting Installaion
Bat Netting Installaion

Make sure the netting is secure so that bats are unable to get in.

Once the netting is installed, you’ll need to check it regularly to make sure it’s still in place and that there are no holes or gaps.

If you find any holes or gaps, you’ll need to repair them so that bats can’t get in.

Tips for Bat Exclusion Net in Orchards

Cost of the bat exclusion netting

Bat exclusion netting is a relatively inexpensive way to get rid of bats.
The cost of the netting will depend on the size and type of netting you choose.
The average cost of bat control netting is between $2000 and $3000 per acre.

Where to buy bat exclusion netting?

You can purchase bat exclusion netting from a variety of places.
You can find it online or at your local store.

When purchasing bat prevention netting, make sure to buy from a reputable source.
EyouAgro is a great option because we offer high-quality, durable, and affordable bat netting.

When to install the bat exclusion nets?

You can install bat exclusion netting at any time of year.
In order to avoid serious damage from bats, you need to mount them when there is a large number of these animals in your area.
The best time is during fall migration when hundreds of thousands of bats come back to their winter quarters.
But if you do not have time for this work now and want to protect your crops from pests until spring migration (March-April), then it is better not to wait too long before installing the bat exclusion nets on your orchards.

Bat Exclusion Netting
Bat Exclusion Netting

How long does bat exclusion netting last?

Bat exclusion netting is a long-term solution. With proper care and maintenance, exclusion netting for bats can last for years. Because bat e exclusion netting has been added UV stabilizer, it can be used outdoors for long periods of time.

Section: FAQs

Can bird netting exclude bats?

The answer is yes!

Bird netting for bats can be used to keep out any small creature that may be trying to attack your orchard, including bats. However, there are a few things you should know before purchasing a bird net for this purpose.

Make sure that the mesh size is small enough to prevent bats from entering through it. Bats can squeeze through very small spaces so it’s important that any netting you purchase has a small enough mesh size so that no bat can get through it. 

Is the bat net safe?

The answer is yes!

Bat netting is made of high-quality, durable materials that are safe for both humans and animals.
The netting is also UV stabilized so it can be used outdoors for long periods of time without deteriorating.

What size hole can a bat fit through?

That it depends on the type of bat and its size.

One of the most common bat species is the cave bat, which is often about three inches long and weighs about half an ounce.

Another common bat species is the flying fox, which is typically 3-7 inches long. This species can fit through a hole that is two inches in diameter, or two times its body size.

The biggest species of bat in North America is the hoary bat 14 inches long, but they usually only weigh 1/3 ounce.

Conclusion

Bats are one of the most common pests in commercial orchards. They can cause extensive damage to crops, and their droppings can contaminate fruit and water supplies. Netting to keep bats out is the only effective way to get rid of bats in your orchard.

In this blog post, we’ve discussed why bat exclusion mesh is the best way to get rid of bats in your orchard, and how to install it properly. We hope you found this information helpful.

If you’re interested in Mounting bat exclusion nets in your orchard, please contact EyouAgro for a quotation and we can send you samples for free. Thank you for reading!

Hey, I’m Kevin Lyu, the founder of eyouagro.com , Family-run business
An expert of agriculture protection textile specialist .
In the past 26 years, we have helped 55 countries and 150+ Clients like farms, orchards , vineyards to protect their plants. The purpose of this article is to share with the knowledge related to agriculture growing protection for making the plant healthier and stronger.
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